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Student-Run Radio Station Opens Doors

Allen County's only high-school student run radio station opened its doors to the public Wednesday.
Allen County's only high-school student run radio station opened its doors to the public Wednesday.

For nearly twenty years, WCYT, or The Point 91 FM, has been on the air from Homestead High School.

Today is national high school radio day and the 130 Homestead students who run and operate the station had a chance to show off what they do Wednesday afternoon.

Homestead media teacher Adam Schenkel says the program is run like a college program and has steered many students towards a career in media.

"I always say I don't think they realize how fortunate they are that they get this opportunity... The most enjoyment I get out of it is when the kids that you get as freshmen, maybe they don't see this as an opportunity, something they've wanted to do, by the time they graduate as a senior, that's what they're looking in to do in college and moving them on that way. It's really cool and rewarding for me,” Schenkel says.

"This four years is really where I've decided what i want to do for the future... It's becoming so much more than it was even when i entered as a freshman,” says Homestead senior Cory Stace.

The point is also the only indie and alternative rock format station in the region, with the music picked entirely by the students.
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